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The birches and oaks that enclose the amphitheater keep their secrets … of private thoughts, late-night trysts, promises spoken.

The above is excerpted from an engaging article in the Summer 2014 University of Mary Washington Magazine about the planned restoration of the fabled amphitheater — with which I am just thrilled, as it holds some of my favorite college memories.  

And the article even quoted me, which I thought was quite flattering — I played Fletcher McGee in a 1990 Theater Workshop production of Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology.”  I still remember running around that stage after class, trying desperately (and often in vain) to remember my lines, and snacking on chicken sandwiches and fishburgers form Seacobeck Dining Hall.

Check out page 24 of the magazine, linked below, for details about the project, which has been spurred on by a $1 million gift from Robert S. and Alice Andrews Jepson.  The project sounds like it will create a great space — a modernized amphitheater that will seat 600, but with all of the classical architectural features with which it was originally built in the early 1950’s.  I can’t wait to see it when it is finished, and it would be great fun to round up a few alumni to attend a student production there.


My latest mention in the University of Mary Washington Magazine’s “Class Notes”

I am also quite grateful to see that the University of Mary Washington Magazine’s “Class Notes” section mentioned Illumen Magazine’s publication of my “Three Dreamers” set of poems this past winter.


Eric Robert Nolan in the University of Mary Washington Magazine

I am honored tonight to find that “The Dogs Don’t Bark In Brooklyn Any More” was featured in the “Book Report” section of the Spring 2014 Issue of the University of Mary Washington Magazine. I honestly feel that seeing this first novel featured alongside the books of my alumni and the esteemed university faculty is the nicest such honor I’ve received.

I’d like to extend my humble thanks to Director of University Publications Neva Trenis and her staff.